Month: November 2017

IMPORTANT SHIT: Yukio Mishima

IMPORTANT SHIT: Yukio Mishima

You may have noticed on my website’s home page, I feature this quote in a sidebar widget: True beauty is something that attacks, overpowers, robs, and finally destroys. The line is from Japanese author Yukio Mishima. I’m not sure how I first happened upon Mishima’s work — I may have noticed author Jack Donovan reference …

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YouTube!

YouTube!

My YouTube channel is up and running and has my recent podcast interview with Jose Medeles available for listening.

What the Hell is Going On in the World? LINKS 11/27/17

What the Hell is Going On in the World? LINKS 11/27/17

ADDICTION —Ben Beaumont-Thomas on how the prescription drug epidemic is manifesting itself in hip-hop music: Rap has always told its drug stories in more than just its lyrics. Snoop conjured the sensuality of his own buzz through his very vocal cadence and languorous G-funk backing, as well as his words. In Houston’s “chopped and screwed” scene, …

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Radio Cade — Episode 1: Jose Medeles

Radio Cade — Episode 1: Jose Medeles

Jose Medeles is the owner of Portland’s world-famous Revival Drum Shop and I’m proud to say he’s my first-ever podcast guest. Full of real-world wisdom — much of it earned by playing with a long list of rock-music badasses — Jose can riff on Marcus Aurelius as ably as he can discuss playing drums with Joey Ramone. …

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What the Hell is Going On in the World? LINKS 11/15/17

What the Hell is Going On in the World? LINKS 11/15/17

IDEOLOGICAL FRACTURES in AMERICA —Justin Murphy on whether America has become more conservative or more liberal: If there is one substantial ideological shift in American public opinion in the post-war period, it is the dramatic and near-universal increase in social liberalism since the 1950s. There has not been a general shift to the left or …

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WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD? LINKS 11/01/17

WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD? LINKS 11/01/17

Artificial Intelligence Former Uber engineer Anthony Levandowski has reportedly founded a church whose aim is to “develop and promote the realization of a Godhead based on Artificial Intelligence and through understanding and worship of the Godhead contribute to the betterment of society”: “Not much is known about the organization, other than that it appears to espouse …

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